My mom has been making this easy Dill Dip Recipe for years! It’s a family favorite made with just 5 ingredients and served in a bread bowl. No pre-made mixes required, this is a simple recipe that can be mixed together in a matter of minutes and is great for serving at any potluck or party.
This recipe is one of my party-food staples. It’s a classic hit right along with my Buffalo Chicken Dip, Jalapeno Popper Dip, and Taco Dip!
Hi, it’s me again. Popping in a little apologetically because I promised yesterday I’d see you again in the New Year but here I am again with a new recipe and it’s still 2018. As a peace offering, I’ve brought Dill Dip, so I hope it’s OK.
It’s just that I wouldn’t feel right about keeping this recipe from you until after one of the biggest dip-consuming days of the year (NYE!). And besides, today’s recipe is really so easy it hardly qualifies as a real recipe.
This recipe is truly one of my family’s favorite. I can’t say where it originated from because my mom’s copy is a yellowed piece of paper that’s a scanned copy of a typewritten recipe with no citation. She’s been making it for decades at this point so I feel OK claiming it as a family recipe.
My sister will be bringing the Dill Dip to our celebration this year (I’ll be bringing my famous Deviled Eggs and Puppy Chow) and I can’t wait to dig in.
A Note About the Bread Bowl…
Somewhere through the years my mom stopped serving this Dill Dip in a bread bowl. While it looks pretty, it’s actually kind of a waste of the bulk of one of your loaves of rye bread. We now typically serve the dip in a serving bowl and just cut up all of the rye bread into bite-sized pieces for dipping.
Oh, and it’s not always easy to even find bowl-shaped rye bread anymore! I had to go to three grocery stores to find the loaf for today’s recipe! Don’t beat yourself up if you can’t find the right shape. Any rye bread will work for dipping (chips and bagel slices are also great dipper options). Of course, you could also always make your own bread bowl!
Alright, well so much for me not posting again before 2019! My sister has made this dil dip twice in the past two weeks and it’s such a staple in our house for NYE that I wouldn’t have felt right keeping it from you until after the New Year.
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Dill Dip Recipe
- 3 1 lb round loaf of rye bread (plus additional for dipping, as noted in last ingredient)** (1.4kg total, about 455g per loaf)
- 1 cup mayonnaise (236g)
- 2 cups sour cream (one 16 oz container) (475g)
- 4 teaspoons dill weed
- 3 teaspoons seasoned salt I prefer to use low-sodium seasoned salt
- 1 Tablespoon dried minced onion
- Prepare your rye bread bowl by cutting ⅓ off the top of ONE loaf. Cut into bite-sized pieces. Reserve.
- Scoop out the inside of the bread and tear the bread that you remove into bite sized pieces.
- Cut the remaining 2 loaves of rye bread into bite sized pieces and reserve those as well. Keep with your other bread pieces. If not serving immediately, store in an airtight container at room temperature to keep fresh.
- Prepare your dip by combining mayo, sour cream, dill weed, seasoned salt, and minced onion in a large bowl.
- Stir well until thoroughly combined.
- Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container until ready to serve.
- Once ready to serve, pour dill dip into prepared bread bowl and serve with bread pieces and any other dippers, as desired. Enjoy!
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered an estimate only. Actual nutritional content will vary based upon brands used, measuring methods, cooking method, portion sizes, and more.
I use round Pumpernickel 1 pound bread. Big Y sells them. Stop & Shop no longer sells it.
Emily @ Sugar Spun Run
Yum! We love that idea, Christine 😊
Nice to have another fabulous cook giving us old and new recipes. Some of us oldies have either lost, misplaced or thrown away as we downsize our recipes. Thank you brings so many memories of years gone by.
I’m so glad you have enjoyed everything so much! 🙂
I haven’t had this in years and went on a mission to find the perfect recipe. Settled on this version of the dip and I’m glad I did! It was the best I have ever had! I brought it to a party and nobody had it before. It was a HUGE hit and everyone expects me to bring this to every get together now. Even the kids loved it! I highly recommend this dip. It’s so versatile too with the bread, chips, celery, carrots…I could go on and on. Do yourself a favor and bring this dip to the next party.
I am so glad you enjoyed it so much, Kati! 🙂
Do you use fresh or dried dill?
Best wishes on your upcoming delivery. 🙂
Sugar Spun Run
Hello, Mary! I typically use dried dill for this recipe. Thank you for the well wishes, it should be any day now… 🙂
That’s very similar to the one I make! We also add Beaumonde and Parsley flakes in equal amounts to the dill weed. It’s always a hit!
Debra J Walde
yes thats the one I use to make cant find my recipe though
Panera Bread sells bread bowls for two dollars each. Somewhat smaller so may need two or just refill one as it gets consumed.
You can certainly use those bread bowls if you’d like. I would be worried that two wouldn’t leave you enough to dip, but I haven’t tried it myself. 🙂
Made this for a New Year’s Eve party and it was a HUGE hit… super easy and yummy! Thank you for sharing!
I am so glad everyone enjoyed it, Gloria! 🙂
Thank you, Sam. Will do.
I can’t eat mayo, is there anything else I can substitute? Would using all sour cream be ok?
Have a happy and healthy new year!
Hi, Janet. I think you could get away with using all sour cream, although I don’t know how this will affect the taste. If you try it, let me know how it turns out for you. 🙂
I haven’t made this dill dip in a bread bowl for along time! I use a glass bowl now with veggies surroundings it on a plate. Your right Sam about this dip being good!
Have a Healthy and Happy New Year!🎉🎉🎉
Happy New Year! 🙂
Sounds yummy. You can also use sour dough bread. I bought from Panara bread and have used it with a spinach dip. I look forward to making this dill dip!!
1st… let me say that you are truly amazing with all of your passion and dedication to all things YUMMY! Keep posting your recipes to your hearts content b/c I will keep following and trying to make your ‘Yummy Goodness’ recipes! May you and your family have a blessed New Year and a delish 2019!
PS- Can you substitute fresh grated onion instead of dried? I’m an onion/onion flavor lover?!?! Thanks : )